Eileen Flynn, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, will be first Traveller to sit in the upper house, and her presence there will give an important platform to one of Ireland’s most isolated minorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The failure to include a voice from Northern Ireland among the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees was a disappointing omission at a time when the work of (...)

The sad truth is that, in the Irish jobs market, our boys will get paid more per hour than our girls. Photograph: iStock

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’,” goes Dolly Parton’s anthem. What a way indeed, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to pay, pro(...)

The Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said  a right to housing was not at issue in this case.

The Supreme Court is to give judgment later on an important appeal concerning the social housing rights of separated parents with custody and access r(...)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Workplace discrimination against people with disabilities is “persistent, pernicious and prevalent in Ireland,” the head of the Irish Human Rights and(...)

 Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan outside Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State urgently needs to ratify a protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture to convince international colleagues that it should have a seat on (...)

In exchanges, Mr Justice David Keane remarked all children are of good character and cannot not be otherwise unless they do “dreadful” things, such as killing other children.

A seven-year-old girl born in Ireland to non-EU parents, now separated but both legally in the Republic, was unlawfully and “absurdly” refused Irish c(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it would draw on the ‘diverse experience’ of the seven individuals in the course of its work.

Seven people have been nominated as members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission following a row over the selection process. The commiss(...)

A family living in a caravan without basic services have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them social housing support. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A family living without basic services including running water have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them so(...)

The site where a family hub will be built on Clonard Road in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Family hub accommodation risks normalising homelessness in Ireland, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) which will be published tod(...)

Caroline O’Sullivan (centre), chief executive of the ISPCC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 1,000 children a day phoned Childline looking for help last year and three-quarters made the call outside office hours, the Irish Society fo(...)

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